LCS 2020 Summer Split: Storylines to Watch for Each Team

LCS Studios. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)
LCS Studios. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games) /
1 of 3
League of Legends. Photo Courtesy of Riot Games.
League of Legends. Photo Courtesy of Riot Games. /

The LCS returns and with it a set of storylines we should follow for every team.

The LCS is finally returning to play after an extended absence for the Summer Split. Let’s take a look at some of the players and storylines each team has that are worth noting as the split gets started.

Cloud9: Title Defense

Cloud9 finally broke through and won their first LCS title in six years all while dethroning Team Liquid’s four-split title stretch. After such a dominating split in the spring, the next step is to obviously win another title in the LCS and have a long run at Worlds. They have the talent in place with all five members of the team in the top 15 rated players in the LCS according to our power ranking.

FlyQuest: Which team will show up?

FlyQuest was a surprise during the Spring Split as they finished fourth during the regular season and second during the playoffs. This was all after finishing ninth the prior summer. So the big question is how will FlyQuest perform after their best LCS finish ever?

More from Blog of Legends

I think a lot of it has to do with my next storyline for this team and player to watch for Flyquest in Colin “Solo” Earnest. Based on player rankings Solo should be an improvement over Omran “V1per” Shoura. Though the playoffs were just a short sample size, so I would like to see more. Though if they won 10 games with V1per, it’s not out of the question for them to see similar success with Solo.

Evil Geniuses: What could they scheme for summer?

EG’s re-entry in the LCS came with the smack talk that they would be the ones to dethrone Team Liquid and take the LCS by storm. Well, while not a full Category 5 hurricane type of storm, it was still a successful split for this team during the spring. They started the year as a team that most picked towards the middle of the pack (such as when I labeled them as the playoff gatekeeper in my Spring Preview article on them) and ended up as one of two teams that managed to take down C9.

Evil Geniuses did have a split that defined expectations and they showed they can be one of the best in the LCS. Things just need to keep going as they are and maybe their storm can blow away Cloud9.

100 Thieves: Can they steal a spot at Worlds?

This was another team that performed above expectations in the spring by tying for second before faltering in the playoffs. Granted they lost to Cloud9 and TSM in the playoffs, but I feel like if this team wants to compete for a Worlds spot they have to be able to at least split against some of the better teams like Evil Geniuses or TSM.

100 Thieves is capable of competing with anybody in the LCS, but I don’t feel confident this team is top three.  So I would watch to see if 100 Thieves steals a spot at worlds with good play or sinks back into the middle of the LCS soup.